01 Sep World’s Tallest Building: Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, whose construction started in 2004 and was completed and opened in 2010, is also known as the ‘building of records’ with its many features.
Well, would you like to look at the world a little higher and get to know the Burj Khalifa better?
The most important feature of the Burj Khalifa is undoubted that it is the world’s tallest building ever built. From the Burj Khalifa, which has a height of 829.8 meters, it is possible to see Dubai and even almost the whole of the United Arab Emirates.
Burj Khalifa is also the record holder in its field with the number of floors. The 164-floor Burj Khalifa has taken this record from the 110-floor Willis Tower in Chicago.
Burj Khalifa, which has 27 different surface shapes, can thus withstand strong winds.
Burj Khalifa is also the first building in the world to continue with steel construction on a reinforced concrete mass.
To prevent the interior of the building, which is located in very hot geography, from being affected by these temperatures, the outer part of the glasses is painted gray to reflect ultraviolet rays, while the interior is coated with titanium and infrared rays are reflected. Thanks to this glass structure, most of the sun’s rays are absorbed.
Of course, the world’s fastest elevator was needed to get to the world’s tallest building. The elevators in the building can rise at a speed of 64 kilometers per hour and can reach hundreds of meters above the ground in seconds.
The viewing terrace, located on the 148th floor of Burj Khalifa, also holds the record for being the highest in the world in this area. It allows its visitors to watch the environment from exactly 555 meters high.